Fractured Radial Head
What is a radial head fracture of the elbow?
Your elbow is made up of 3 bones.
They are the:
- Humerus (the upper arm bone).
- Ulna (the larger forearm bone on the little finger side). The end of the ulna is the tip of your elbow.
- Radius (the smaller forearm bone on the thumb side). The end of the radius that is part of the elbow is called the radial head.
A fracture is a break in a bone.
A radial head fracture can occur from a fall on an outstretched arm or a direct blow to the elbow.
It can occur allow or be part of a more severe injury to the elbow such as an Elbow fracture dislocation.